When building staff, it’s critical to consider the fit of the person with the rest of your staff. It’s not that we need to have a staff and a positive attitude should be deal breakers in order to build a dynamic staff.
So does this mean that skill sets don’t matter? It’s simply a matter [...]
My blog has gone silent while I took a much appreciated rest on the Pacific shores of Ixtapa, Guerrera Mexico. There’s nothing like a place like that to completely disconnect from the electronic distractions of a laptop and cell phone.
While I was listening to the sound of the violent surf and soaking in the [...]
Years ago, I was working in sales among a team of about 10 people. We were having a pre-scheduled training/sales meeting, and our leader was at the front of the room making something difficult seem easy. I don’t remember the subject of the meeting, all these years later. But I do remember the passion I [...]
There is a clear connection between business success and the level to which a workforce is actively engaged in their work. Engaged employees are committed to the success of the company, have energy and passion for the work they do, go the extra mile to get it done, and are excited about creating bottom line [...]
Successful companies understand the importance of employee recognition. Structured programs consistently implemented become a valuable benefit to employees, and a strong retention tool for business leaders. Unstructured, more immediate recognition is also a powerful way to help employees stay motivated.
Employee recognition is not just something nice managers do. Recognizing positive performance rewards the behavior [...]
A common mistake leaders make in business is assigning responsibility to a person without giving that person the appropriate authority to fulfill their responsibility. This creates stress, and also affects the level of effectiveness of your staff.
Assuming that you’ve got the right people in the right positions, we can also safely assume that they [...]
Many business people think one must be very serious in order to achieve their business goals. After all, business is serious business, and work is not supposed to be fun.
I submit to you that laughter in your place of business is as important as any other function that may exist inside your walls. With [...]
I was reading an article based upon words and phrases that have gone out of style, and are to be removed from our vocabulary in 2008. It was interesting to note that several are currently IN my vocabulary. One in particular that I’ve used for years is “It is what it is”.
What you resist, persists. By focusing on a bad habit, you draw your attention to it. Your brain is preoccupied with the resisting of it, to the point where you can’t replace the bad habit. You’re too busy thinking out what you DON’T want, to think about what you DO want.
Instead of using valuable [...]
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